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Feds fine St. Louis drug maker $3.5 million

(AP)—A St. Louis-based drug maker is paying $3.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that it illegally paid doctors to prescribe out-of-date antidepressants and sleep aids to Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Jul 19, 2013
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Indiana: Abortion law for government to decide

(AP) -- A dispute between Indiana and federal Medicaid officials over Indiana's new abortion law cutting off some public funding for Planned Parenthood should be resolved by government administrators and not the courts, ...

Jun 06, 2011
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Indiana, Planned Parenthood to argue abortion law

(AP) -- The battle over Indiana's tough new abortion law cutting off much of the public funding for Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions moved back to the courts Monday where attorneys prepared to argue over ...

Jun 06, 2011
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Arizona Medicaid considers tax on smokers, obese

(AP) -- Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that ...

Apr 02, 2011
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Medicaid cuts: teeth pulled, transplant called off

(AP) -- In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, ...

Dec 13, 2010
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Health insurance status linked to mortality risk in PA ICUs

Adult patients without health insurance admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in Pennsylvania hospitals are at a 21 percent increased risk of death compared to similar patients with private insurance, according to researchers ...

May 17, 2010
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Treating bone loss in breast cancer survivors

A key statistic that consumer groups and the media often use when compiling hospital report cards and national rankings can be misleading, researchers report in a new study.

Sep 15, 2009
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